Shuttercraft franchise – home improvements

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About Us
Shuttercraft
shutters are more than just a window covering. They are the on trend window treatment and have seen an explosion in popularity over the last 5 years and are the fastest growing segment in the window coverings market. Lifestyle orientated but functional and designed meet your customer’s needs. Shutters are amazing at controlling light as we as giving your customers much greater control over their privacy. Shutters provide complete privacy when shut, split privacy to let the light in or can be opened completely.

s1Our experience is gained through many years of best practice distributing and retailing within the wooden plantation shutter and blind industry. Our team is made up of some of UK’s best window shutter and venetian blind surveyors and fitters and trainers who will providing you with the confidence and competence to deliver the best solution and product to meet your customers highest expectations.

With the most extensive range in today’s market, all shuttercraft shutters are made-to-measure and designed to ensure customers can create the look they’ve always wanted, contemporary or traditional. Our plantation shutters are recognised as the premium product within the marketplace.

We exclusively retail S:CRAFT products. S:CRAFT are renown within the wooden shutter and blind industry for providing the highest quality and most extensive product ranges available within the UK. All S:CRAFT products carry up to a 5 year guarantee from the manufacturer, providing absolute peace of mind.

A shuttercraft franchise provides you with access to the UK’s most comprehensive range of high quality window shutter products and the S:CRAFT PURE Wood range of wood slat venetian blinds.

s2Training and Support
Franchisees will initially operate from home and be van based. We will train you in all aspects of the business. As sales volumes increase you may decide to move into a commercial unit or small office and employ a window shutter fitter or fitting team.

As a shuttercraft franchise owner your role is to effectively manage the business on a day to day basis. This includes the sales promotion and business development; quoting for new work; surveying and installing the shuttercraft product range; building relationships with clients, to encourage repeat business; and growing the franchise.

The shuttercraft franchise package provides all the training and support needed to set-up and run the business locally.

s4This includes:

  • Two-day induction training at our HQ
  • Teaching you how to assess and price a job correctly
  • Admin systems and procedures to help run your business efficiently
  • Full product range training & customer services support
  • Comprehensive on-the-job product training to enable you to survey and fit shutters professionally
  • Apprenticeship time spent with some of the best shutter surveyors and fitters in the UK
  • Access to shuttercraft’s bespoke online quoting and invoicing software
  • Full marketing launch & support to help build your presence, target prospects, drive sales and achieve referrals
  • Advert templates, promotional flyers & business stationary
  • Google Adwords account management
  • Your own website regionally SEO’d by in-house SEO Manager
  • Business Development Manager support to help nurture and grow your business

Financial Information
The start-up cost are from £17,950 excluding VAT plus any working capital you may need. Each franchisee gets a protected geographic area benchmarked against key indicators that ensure the territory is viable.

The start-up costs are relatively low with the potential to generate over £65k trading profit in year two, with further potential for those with even higher ambitions.

The main high street banks are able to help with the financing of the franchise, subject to status and shuttercraft will help you prepare a business plan if needed.

s5Who’s Ideal for Us
To succeed with shuttercraft you need an eye for detail and a passion for excellent service. You must be a people person with good empathy towards clients as well as having the inherent potential to become a quality craftsman. Additional skills such as training, sales or marketing would also be an asset but shuttercraft have all the expertise in house to provide franchisees with the support they need.

Shuttercraft offer a high quality product range, which requires the highest levels of service so you will also need to have the passion to deliver this level of service. On a practical note you will need to have the aptitude for measuring and installing window shutters and although you will receive comprehensive training you will need to be at least a proficient DIYer.

Territories/Locations
A limited number of areas are available across the UK.

Call 0800 316 8630 or email sean@shuttercraft.co.uk